Table 4

Results for the multinomial logit model with uncorrelated intercepts for medical care use and bed days at home
Choice (based on m=0) Only medical care use (m=1) Only bed days (m=2) Both (m=3)
Coef. S. E. Coef. S. E. Coef. S. E.
Health insurance status 0.43 *** 0.15 −0.37 * 0.22 −0.24 0.23
Age −2.10E-03 0.01 −0.03 *** 0.01 −0.04 *** 0.01
White (=1 if white) 0.48 *** 0.15 0.70 *** 0.27 0.23 0.25
High education 0.13 0.16 0.09 0.26 −0.04 0.28
Middle education 4.20E-04 0.13 −0.02 0.21 0.09 0.22
Family size 0.01 0.06 −0.02 0.09 0.04 0.09
# of children 0-5 −0.08 0.11 −0.25 0.18 −0.73 *** 0.20
# of children 6-12 0.02 0.09 0.04 0.14 −0.02 0.15
# of children 13-18 −0.04 0.10 0.10 0.16 −0.08 0.17
City/rural area 0.08 0.11 −0.20 0.18 −0.16 0.19
Have a chronic condition 0.06 0.11 0.01 0.18 0.43 ** 0.19
Poverty 2 (100%-125%) −0.28 0.23 −0.08 0.38 0.22 0.35
Poverty 3 (>125%-200%) −0.11 0.18 0.35 0.28 0.10 0.30
Poverty 4 (>200%-400%) −0.05 0.16 0.13 0.27 1.50E-03 0.27
Poverty 5 (>400%) −0.31 * 0.17 −0.11 0.29 −0.52 * 0.29
Do not need health insurance
 Disagree somewhat −0.01 0.17 0.03 0.27 −0.02 0.30
 Uncertain 0.03 0.28 0.42 0.40 0.24 0.45
 Agree somewhat −0.10 0.27 −1.05 * 0.55 −0.24 0.50
 Agree strongly 0.14 0.36 −0.16 0.59 0.33 0.66
Can overcome ills without medical help
 Disagree somewhat −0.08 0.13 −0.49 ** 0.23 −0.12 0.23
 Uncertain −0.18 0.19 −0.18 0.31 −0.12 0.32
 Agree somewhat 0.02 0.15 0.12 0.24 −0.34 0.28
 Agree strongly −0.37 0.38 0.38 0.52 −0.56 0.64
Constant −0.55 0.44 −0.33 0.72 0.09 0.74
 Standard Deviation 0.62 *** 0.08 −0.79 *** 0.17 1.16 0.13

* p < 0.10, ** p < 0.05, *** p < 0.01.

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Lee and Shin BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:243   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-243

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